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Students Work Featured in Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine


Students Work Featured in Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine

We are delighted that the furniture of seven Williams and Cleal students features in the April 2017 edition of Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine!

Damian Robinson's Hexagonal Drinks Cabinet also makes the magazine cover feature - well done Damian!

The gallery article "Masters in the Making: Behind the scenes at Williams and Cleal" features the work of Alistair Buchan, Jessica Fairley, Damian Robinson, Tom Moy, Charles Byron, Tom Jarrold and Ruth Bowers. It is great to see their work beautifully showcased in this edition of the magazine.

Our Students Award Winning work as Featured in Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine


Feature article on the work of Williams and Cleal Students for the Somerset Guild of Craftsman Furniture Prize 2016.

(Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine).

We are incredibly pleased that the December issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking includes a full spread feature article on the beautiful furniture, and award winning entries created by our students for The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen Furniture Prize 2016!

Damien Robinson's Writing Desk and Chair and Ali Buchan's Torii Gate Console Table shared joint second prize in the awards.

Ali's table design is based on the famous Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima, Japan. 

Damien's Writing table was made for his father-in-law. The piece is made out of solid American black walnut, selected for its beautiful crown and mostly straight grain patterning.

Our student Tim Hagon's Pippy Oak table also gained recognition in the prize and was 'highly commended' by the judges, and fellow student, Andrew Wood also exhibited his Drinks Chest in brown oak.

Our congratulations to all the students that entered their work and well done to all!

Good Woodworking - September 2014


Article in Good Woodworking - September 2014

We have just received a great write up in the Good woodworking magazine. Appearing in the centrefold, with a "Best of the Rest" sticker under a title of "Editor's Choice". We are of course very proud of all our students efforts, and once again would like to congratulate them on their amazing work. With some of them still only half way through their time with us we are keen to see what they do next!

" A stand stretched along a corridor that you might access on the way to the toilets or the press office is hardly the optimum location if you want to showcase your talents at the UK's biggest and most important show for graduate design students, New Designers at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. But the students who have been learning to make top-end bespoke furniture on Williams and Cleal's 40 week course could have displayed their wares in the middle of a half-closed 1970's shopping precinct and still be a talking point. Unlike most univerisites and colleges where you can identify student output by the overall style, all the pieces showed originality and were true to the aspirations of their makers, with work ranging from an ingenious extending table to an intricately veneered one, from a chair with a knitted seat to a precisely engineered Chief's Chair. Each maker should consider him or herself to be a winner." Andrea Hargreaves